There is a quote that I've been seeing floating around the blog world and damn, it's so true. It's basically like, "you only see what I choose to show you". Truth is, what most people display on the internet is a very small percentage of their life. Whether it's a blog, an Instagram account or even Twitter. The millions of people on the internet are not there next to you all day to truly know you. So when you see someones "perfect" life plastered online, think again before you get on some forum and call that person spoiled, they may have a really dark life that you're not seeing. If someone typically posts fashion and beauty, and you don't like it, try to keep it to yourself instead of gather a circle of internet bullies to laugh and type about how stupid and awful she looks. Maybe there's a healthy living Instagram that you don't agree with and her food and fitness updates seem kind of weird to you. Well, maybe she has a disorder and putting negative comments on her posts make it worse. I could go on forever with examples and I know you could too because we all see it happening, especially in blogland.
The bottom line is to just stop judging people based on how they appear to you online. Don't join into the discussion, just keep it moving onto the next one. I'll admit there's some out there that should have their keyboard taken away. Recently I realized how incredibly bitchy a blogger was to her readers and clients and all I did was hit the unfollow button. It's that simple. If you're one of those that like to spew away at your finger tips, maybe don't go to their blog or social media if it bothers you so much. Instead, spend that time reading and writing about people that you do like. Internet thugs waste so much time dwelling on the lives of those they hate, I'd rather spend time admiring someone that inspires me instead of angers me.
I titled this post "walk a mile in my shoes" because, well, you can't. And I can't in yours either. But we can try. Remember, everyone is fighting their own battle. Just because they chose to put some of their life online, does not mean that you know anything about who they really are as a whole. Let's just all keep the peace and work on our own issues instead of pointing out someone else's.